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How do one get viridans streptococcus in urine?

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Dr. Mitchell Blass
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood culture please: Most of the time viridans group streptococcus in the urine is of no importance, it is not usually the root cause of a UTI and often a contaminant. However, in a small number of patients, it may be a sign of a systemic infection with streptococcus such as endocarditis. Please ask your doctor to order two sets of blood cultures.
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
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